In the wee hours of Wednesday morning and in dramatic fashion mind you, the United States 45th president was named. Donald Trump was announced victorious early Wednesday with a majority of the electoral votes needed to secure the Republican ticket to the White House. In past elections the determination of President never took that long, however the length of the decision only proves how torn the nation was between the two candidates each party provided. From a career politician and cabinet member of the Obama administration to a career billionaire businessman with an unorthodox delivery and style, the two candidates, who are polarizing opposites, were able to generate one of the closest races to the White House in recent memory.
As the results from each state were revealed and tallies for each candidate grew it became more and more evident that this race was going to take a while to determine. Several state results were known immediately as the polls closed and others (especially Georgia) took upwards of 4.5 hours after the polls closed to determine who won. This was the biggest indicator that the night was far from over and not to count your virtual eggs before they hatched. A perfect example of this was at around 11:30pm Tuesday as Trump had 254 electoral votes but wasn’t officially announced until early Wednesday morning. Trump’s victory speech came after 3:00am Wednesday and he stated “To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.” Not only did the Republican party gain the White House, but also the Senate and the House of Representatives with the majority in each.
Probably the most shocking news of the night came when Trump took Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania which all have traditionally been blue states. These 3 states along with battle grounds of North Carolina and Florida were instrumental in Trumps victory. This is exactly what needed to happen for Trump to make a run at the White House and it did.
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